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Hard to Be a God (Rediscovered Classics) by [Arkady Strugatsky, Boris Strugatsky, Hari Kunzru, Olena Bormashenko]

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About the Author

Arkady and Boris Strugatsky were famous and popular Russian writers of science fiction, with more than 25 novels and novellas to their names, including The Doomed City, The Inhabited Island, and Roadside Picnic. Hari Kunzru is the author of several highly praised novels, including Gods Without Men and The Impressionist. Olena Bormashenko is the critically acclaimed translator of the Strugatskys’ Roadside Picnic. --This text refers to an alternate kindle_edition edition.

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“An enjoyable, exciting, and gratifying novel.”  —New York Times



“A thoroughly good book . . . robust, imaginative, satisfying.”  —Ursula K. Le Guin

“One of the most skillfully written, heavily freighted science fiction novels I have ever read. . . . The writing is well paced and the narrative is beautifully structured.”  —Theodore Sturgeon

“This long-overdue translation will reintroduce one of the most profound Soviet-era novels to an eager audience.” —Literalab



“This is a crisp, new translation of a highly influential 1964 Russian sf novel by the Strugatsky brothers… the story and themes will resonate as much with modern audiences as they did with readers in the mid-1960s.” —Library Journal


“Hard to be a God is at once a plucky adventure novel and an anxious, sensitive vision of rising totalitarianism...sandwiched between an excellent introduction from novelist Hari Kunzru and an enlightening afterword from coauthor Boris Strugatsky, Hard to be a God is a worthwhile read, one that entertains even as it provokes.” —Weekly Alibi

“The stature of Hard to Be a God as the richest of their [the Strugatsky brothers’] novels—and one of the most popular Russian science-fiction novels—will surely be enhanced by Olena Bormashenko’s nuanced translation, far superior to that of its previous edition.” —World Literature Today


"A quick, fun read." —Shepherd Express


“[A] rewarding new translation.” —Publishers Weekly --This text refers to an alternate kindle_edition edition.

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  • File size : 1830 KB
  • Word Wise : Enabled
  • Print length : 258 pages
  • ASIN : B00K4JX2FM
  • Publisher : Chicago Review Press; 1st edition (June 1, 2014)
  • Publication date : June 1, 2014
  • X-Ray : Not Enabled
  • Text-to-Speech : Enabled
  • Language: : English
  • Enhanced typesetting : Enabled
  • Screen Reader : Supported
  • Lending : Enabled
  • Customer Reviews:
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